Farm Equipment

Summer 2024 Bulletin Deadline

If it seems like we just finished the Spring 2024 Bulletin...you're right!  But, because we like to work ahead we're letting you know that the Tractor Man Sitting Use DEADLINE for submission of articles and/or news is Friday, May 17. Items that come in after that date we can't promise they will make it into this edition.

So please, if you've got changes to your copy or you've got new news, photos, etc. get them to me over the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime we're playing around with images to use for the June Cover Shot and we'll give you a peek!

If you need help with your story or your timeline please give me a call at 515-707-7699 which is my NTPDA Cell.

Thank you for being a Member! It matters...

Michael


Spring Bulletin Deadline

Hello NTPDA Members and a quick reminder that we've extended the deadline for the March Issue of The Bulletin until Tuesday the 20th of February. We're expecting a large amount of photos, news and a big "Meet Our Members" section from our time in San Diego for our Annual Conference and Trade Show. But, don't delay! Get your news or your ads to us right away.

You can send images, press releases and your ad to [email protected].

Thank you for being a Member.  It does matter!

Michael & Kim 


Meet Our Members - Paul Kelly and MaxiForce

We have known Paul Kelly for several years as a loyal NTPDA member and when we invited him to sit down for an interview about his company MaxiForce I was in for a surprise story Paul Kelly MaxiForce Sept 2023 about his father Santiago Morales.  We all knew Santiago, who recently passed away, but I did not know this amazing story about his involvement with the CIA, the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba that resulted in him being in a Cuban prison for 18 years. Here you will not only learn that story but also about the success of the business he started many years ago, back in 1994.  Meet Paul Kelly...

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on  PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.

 


Meet Our Members - Freight Partners Group

Another radio story about one of our NTPDA Members. While we were in Pennsylvania for our Summer Board Meeting and Mixer we had the opportunity to sit Tom Drew FPG July 2023 down with the President and CEO of Freight Partners Group, Tom Burke and the Director of Sales, Drew RamosFreight Partners Group is a technology driven logistics company that assists large and small businesses who ship everything from small freight to big items just about anywhere. If you ship anything it might be a good idea to listen and then connect with our friends from FPG. And, because they are NTPDA Members the company offers exceptional rates and service to each of you.  Enjoy the conversation and learn more about their technology and mission. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on  PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.


It's That Time! Fall Bulletin News

You've got products and services and our members would LOVE to know more about them!  It's time to reserve your spot in the Fall Edition of The Bulletin. Fall Road Four times a year we print a high quality magazine (and online edition) covering member news, interviews, thoughts and ideas about the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association. And because we allow advertising in the mag...you get to be there too.

So, if you've got news or simply want to make sure our members see what you have to offer this is the time to secure your spot. Here is a link to the sizes and special member pricing for the ads and if you've got NEWS about your business we'd love to share with everybody.  Sure, you can do social media (and we do) but this is an opportunity for some "hard-copy" reading that stays around longer than a scroll through. 

Send your story or ad to [email protected] and we'll do our very best to make sure it gets in.  Have questions and want to visit?  Sure, call us at 877-668-0900 and we'll be happy to help!

Thank you for being a member...it does matter! 


Wengers of Myerstown - Meet Jake Walmer

Last month NTPDA held our Summer Board Meeting and Social in Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. It was an amazing trip. So much Jake Walmer July 2023 history and things to see and do. (Like dining at an inn that George Washington frequented.) Along with our Board we had a number of members join us for the weekend. Our host was Wengers of Myerstown a multi-generation company that is seriously crushing it when it comes to construction and agricultural parts. Here we sit down with family member Jake Walmer and talk about the past, present and future.  How this company has continued to expand, where their market is and how technology has made a huge difference in overall sales. Oh, one other thing the Wengers Foundation has given millions of dollars to local non-profits. It's part of their mission.  Here's Jake...

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of NTPDA Member Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour...and on Threads @Insight_On_Business.


Marketing & Advertising with Jeff Pfeifer of TractorHouse

Advertising and marketing products and services can be a nightmare. So many avenues and so little resources. Here, during the NTPDA Annual Conference Jeff January 2023 and Trade Show, we sat down to talk about those topics, the use of print and digital media with Jeff Pfeifer of TractorHouse.com.  TractorHouse has been coming to our annual events for years and not only does the Lincoln, NE based company produce products that put buyers and sellers together they also create and host many of the websites currently in use by our members. Click the player to listen to a wide-ranging conversation about several of the ways you can take your product or service to the consumer who is motivated to buy.  This conversation originally aired on News/Talk 1540 KXEL based in Waterloo, Iowa.  Enjoy...

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

 


New Member: Chris Honeymann a Startup Story

While we were at the Annual Conference and Trade Show, this year in Nashville, (AND...what a great time we all had!) for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association (NTPDA) we got the opportunity to visit with a guy Chris Honeymann Jan 2023 who had just opened up his business. It's not common that we get this opportunity so we sat down with Chris Honeymann to talk about what it means to realize a dream come true, what challenges he had/has, his thoughts about the NTPDA and more.  Meet Chris from Honeymann Tractor Parts of Arkansas. Thank you Chris for becoming a member and...for your great comments about our time in Nashville and what you've experienced in the short time you've been with us.  Can we enlist you as a spokesperson?  Good on you! 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


Brexit, Farming & Healthcare with Nick Young

Nick Young January 2023It's not very often that we hear directly from a citizen of the United Kingdom about...business. Here you will meet a returning guest, Nick Young the founder of  Nick Young Tractor Parts located in Lincolnshire who has plenty to say about the difficulty and expense associated with Brexit.  How just to sell a tractor or tractor  part to someone in Europe is not only time consuming but also expensive. We also chat a bit about farming there and I asked about the healthcare system in this wide ranging conversation from the NTPDA 2023 Conference and Trade Show held in Nashville. 

Thanks for listening!

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business news podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and some local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on PlayerFMPodbeaniTunesSpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.


The Bulletin for 2023!

Many of you know that we've revamped the official publication of the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association...The Bulletin. Each quarter a new edition December 2022 COVER comes out and is not only sent to every member in the U.S. and Canada but is also posted on our website. We do that so everybody has access to our member news, information and see what our advertisers want you to know.

This is a great way to connect with our membership. Perhaps you've not been to a Summer Meeting or to the NTPDA Annual Conference and Trade Show but you want to get your products or services seen by our entire membership. This is a great way for you to connect and share with them who you are and what you have.  And advertising rates are low. Here is a link to sizes and rates.  Also you should know that we've not increased the prices for the ads.

Yes, there are DEADLINES.  Creating this quarterly magazine takes several weeks so we've got to have some firm deadlines for article and advertising submissions.  To get The Bulletin out to our membership in a timely manner...we just have to do it this way.  So, alright already...what are the deadlines!

The March issue or Spring Edition deadline is February 16

For the Summer Edition that comes out in June the deadline is May 18.

The Fall Edition that will hit in September the deadline is August 17.

The Winter Edition, that will be delivered just ahead of our Annual Conference in December, has a deadline of November 16.

Please write these dates down. It's always great to work with our members to produce a high value, high quality piece. 

Should you need help in creating an ad or updating an ad we are here.

Final question:  "Can non-members advertise in The Bulletin?"  Yes they can however the rates are double those of our members.  So, it's best to join our association and get a better rate.

Questions or comment?  Call me at 515-707-7699 or [email protected].